In September, an estimated 6.1 million people (59% per cent of the population) were projected to be severely food insecure, including nearly 1.7 million on the brink of famine. Meanwhile, the total number of internally displaced people in South Sudan increased to 1.96 million. There was renewed fighting in Yei, Central Equatoria, that displaced civilians multiple times while in Kuda and Rokon, inter-communal violence and cattle raiding reportedly caused displacement of nearly 8,800 people. In Eastern Equatoria, a total of 150 families reportedly returned from Uganda to Pogee, Magwi County, and there were unverified reports of arrival of nearly 5,000 returnees from Sudan to Kodok in Upper Nile. In Tambura, Western Equatoria, over 10,000 displaced people that settled in Tambura town were relocated to Mabia, and granted agricultural land for the next planting season. In Unity, in Leer Temporary Protection Area (TPA), the number of internally displaced people fell by nearly 1,000 people to a new total of 1,379 due to relative calm in the area. In Western Bahr el Ghazal, in Mboro Medina, Raja County, partners identified 2,192 vulnerable people and 479 children and new mothers in need. In Mboro, Greater Baggari, 197 people reportedly returned home from Wau collective centres.
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